Cabinet Secretary of Health Senator Mutahi Kagwe speaking in a past function. (Photo courtesy).
Cabinet Secretary of Health Senator Mutahi Kagwe, has today endorsed the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga, saying that he is the most suitable one to take Kenya into the next level from the current situation of evonomic crisis.
Speaking during a fundraising ceremony in Nyamira County today which was attended by Mr Odinga as the chief guest, Kagwe said that every time when Kenya needs to move forward, Nyanza region must come together with Mt Kenya region. He retrieved the times which Raila's family had previously stood up with Kikuyu community since independence, when his father Jaramogi Oginga Odinga declined to take over power as the president until Jomo Kenyatta was released.
Kagwe added that again in 2002, when Kenya was in quagmire again on how to take Kenya forward from President Moi's oppressive rule, Raila shelved his ambition and decided to back Mwai Kibaki for presidency and they ahead and transformed the economy of Kenya. Therefore, Kikuyus have not forgotten that and this time round they are going to work together with Mr Odinga in order to take Kenya into the next step.
"Currently I'm not a politician but I'm the President's appointee but I want to tell you some little bit of history. Every time when Kenya wants to move on to the next step, Nyanza region and Mt Kenya region must come together. During independence, who refused to become president until Kenyatta was released? (the crowd answered: Jaramogi Oginga Odinga)."
"Then in 2002, when the country was in a confusion and everybody wanted to run for presidency including Raila, Raila decided to step down and walked to Uhuru Park and declared that Kibaki tosha. He knew very well that Kibaki was one of us (Kikuyu), therefore we have not forgotten that." He said.
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